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1/16 Takom FT-17

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Now this is a large scale model.

Got this kit for Xmas from the wife and have had chance to stick some parts together. Engine construction is largely done, but still need to clean some seams.

Note the size of this 4 CYLINDER engine next to the glue bottle!

49378601008_042825e296_h.jpg1/16 FT-17 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

49378600928_de780e0919_h.jpg1/16 FT-17 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

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Oh hell yes ! Getting ready to start mine......harv:popcorn:

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14 minutes ago, harv said:

Oh hell yes ! Getting ready to start mine......harv:popcorn:

Your really gonna build a 1/16 tank for a 6 week group build?

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Well, I'm gonna try. The worst that can happen is I'll like it and have fun again. I know my track record and the chance of finishing it on time is extremely slim....harv

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Harv, if you stick with it and do it OOB, you might just get it done.  It's a very nice kit, but as you know, you can spend 90% of the time on the 10% of little details that 99% of people will never see.

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So true. One of my downfalls.......harv

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1 hour ago, harv said:

Well, I'm gonna try. The worst that can happen is I'll like it and have fun again. I know my track record and the chance of finishing it on time is extremely slim....harv

Just hoping to see something from you in Finished Work is all. 

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Doesn't bother me at all Smitty.

Glad I could persuade a build!

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Ryan, do you have any idea what differences there are between  the FT and the FT17 ?......harv

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One and the same Harv.

The main difference is the in the turret and armament.

I think the FT term was actually created in WWII, I don't believe they were called this in WWI.

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Just build it what ever its called. :)

 

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Thanks. Oh I am.....harv

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Here is a good video of the engine. 

 

You will note some things Takom left off.

1. Valve cover

2. Ingition harness

3. Fuel line

4. Magneto assembly

Its interesting that the upper (black part) block is all one piece, no cylinder head. (BTW the kit parts fit terrible here and need a bunch of work to appear seamless.)

 

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This will be fun to watch. Nice find on the engine video Ryan.

Can't wait to see you start yours Harv. Just go for it. 

Carl

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I've been looking at a lot of pics of the real engine  and I find in all the pics there is no "valve" cover. Doesn't make sense but that's what i found. Also have to make own ignition wires. The carb is part #38 so it would be very hard to see a fuel line......harv

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Harv, question will anyone see the fuel line???? .....................as Ryan said just....................

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I dont think so. I'll forget about that, unless Ryan can identify....harv

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Harv the valve cover is on the side, in this pic it is the silver panel under the exhaust manifold,

Takom must have measured or photographed a unit with out this on it. (Or the plug rail, or magneto for that matter.)

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I love research  !.....harv

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